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The Resource Our Young Man

Our Young Man

Label
Our Young Man
Title
Our Young Man
Statement of responsibility
Edmund White
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Our Young Man follows the life of a gorgeous Frenchman, Guy, as he goes from the industrial city of Clermont-Ferrand to the top of the modeling profession in New York City's fashion world, becoming the darling of Fire Island's gay community. Like Wilde's Dorian Grey, Guy never seems to age; at thirty-five he is still modeling, still enjoying lavish gifts from older men who believe he's twenty-three—though their attentions always come at a price. Ambivalently, Guy lets them believe, driven especially by the memory of growing up poor, until he finds he needs the lie to secure not only wealth, but love itself. Surveying the full spectrum of gay amorous life through the disco era and into the age of AIDS, Edmund White (who worked at Vogue for ten years) explores the power of physical beauty—to fascinate, to enslave, and to deceive—with sparkling wit and pathos
Summary
"Our Young Man follows the life of a gorgeous Frenchman, Guy, as he goes from the industrial city of Clermont-Ferrand to the top of the modeling profession in New York City's fashion world, becoming the darling of Fire Island's gay community. Like Wilde's Dorian Grey, Guy never seems to age; at thirty-five he is still modeling, still enjoying lavish gifts from older men who believe he's twenty-three -- though their attentions always come at a price. Ambivalently, Guy lets them believe, driven especially by the memory of growing up poor, until he finds he needs the lie to secure not only wealth, but love itself. Surveying the full spectrum of gay amorous life through the disco era and into the age of AIDS, Edmund White explores the power of physical beauty -- to fascinate, to enslave, and to deceive -- with sparkling wit and pathos"--Dust jacket flap
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10481250
Cataloging source
BT
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1940-
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White, Edmund
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Our Young Man
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:aa0435d3-baae-4ac1-901d-21435af69cda
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781632860026
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Our Young Man
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:aa0435d3-baae-4ac1-901d-21435af69cda
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781632860026
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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